Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thanks for the great week mom, dad, and Patrick!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
The photos are a little weird due to the fact that the light in this room is always bad but you can imagine that the colors are nicer (less purple -- the walls are white) in person.
The first teacup I acquired was the one on the bottom right. Patrick's Great-Aunt gave it to me when we stayed with her a few years ago. Since then I've been given another (top left) by my grandmother, bought one at my favorite antique store in Oklahoma City (center right), found one at a tea room in York (top right) and then, despite my decision to buy no more than 4 cup sets, purchased one more on a trip to maine (center left). They've never had a place for display until I ran into this great shelf. And now I need one more teacup to finish filling the shelf. Added bonus (I love quests for pieces to finish collections)!
Forget that the walls are not yet painted and the light is not good and the cabinets are currently lacking doors, I love this pantry room and the fact that I have this shelf for it makes it just that much more fantastic.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Here is my huge quantity of photos. Click on over to my flickr, if you want to read my comments about them.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The chicken is from a Blue Sky Alpaca pattern. The yarn is bits that I had about (Lorna's Laces and Araucania) and the white-with-black-speckles that I ordered from owool on etsy.
The chick is a free pattern from Purl Bee. He is from some leftover Beaverslide Dry Goods (I love that yarn and their website!) mixed with some leftover Anny Blatt mohair and a bit of random yellow cotton.
Until I get some real chickens (which we are considering doing), these two gals are being amusing enough.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
In the process of doing all of this work, we've found some definite treasures, many of which went with the antique dealer but a few of which I am keeping for my own purposes or to find a good home via etsy. Today I've listed a few things over on etsy. I'll post the gems that I'm keeping myself here soon but, for now, these few things are all that I've had time to photograph.
Probably this is because the local strawberries have started to show up at the Farmer's Market and I find myself tied to my berry bowl lately.
And who could blame me, with those lovelies? Hopefully my own plants will produce something next year but, in the meantime, I'm certainly enjoying other people's plants.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Because it's important to note things like this, I have to say that the lowest block on the right in the first photo is my favorite.
Also, because I'm absolutely super-lucky, my mother and grandmother are working on roman shades for me for the room the quilt will go in. They're going to have a panel of this (which I've had my eye on for years) down the center. I can't wait to show them here!